The Lyrid meteor shower is a result of debris left in the wake of Comet Thatcher, and occurs annually around mid to late April. The most spectacular are 'Lyrid fireballs', which occur when meteoroids the size of a large marble pass through the atmosphere. But your chances are best when it reaches its peak overnight between Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22. Lyrid Meteor Shower 2020.

The Lyrid meteor shower will start tonight (April 16, 2020) and will see one shooting star flash across the sky every four to … Appearing in April every year, the radiant meteor shower will peak this year after midnight on the night of the 22nd April. The opening is a part of the government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Commonly known as shooting stars, meteors are actually caused by particles and fragments shed by comets and asteroids. Ben Rich reports on where the weather might provide the clearest night skies as we approach the peak period for the Lyrid meteor shower. Wilko releases its Gin advent calendar in time for Christmas - and it's only £10, If you're sick of the standard Cadbury calendar, this might make a good change, B&M releases 'gorgeous' £5 homeware range - and shoppers are rushing out to buy them, The budget retailer has created a big reaction with these Christmas-themed items, Aldi £3.99 product identical to £25 designer version has shoppers calling it a 'miracle', On Sunday, October 25, Aldi is bringing back its Lacura Miracle Cream which will no doubt delight customers, Gap could shut UK stores permanently amid massive Bullring shop sale, The fashion brand - which is currently operating a huge sale at the Bullring shopper centre in Birmingham - has issued a statement, McDonald's plans to open new drive thru restaurant at Selly Oak Shopping Park, If planning permission is granted there will be "alterations to pedestrian access and the car park", Kidderminster's Reel Cinema set to reopen after film enthusiast social entrepreneurs buy out, Reel Cinema will become the Lume Cinema and Café after a refurbishment and promises to become a hub for the community, This Birmingham restaurant has been named among the best in the UK on Deliveroo, The modern Japenese eatery specialising in bao buns has been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category in the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards, Aldi releases a wine and prosecco advent calendar - and they look amazing, The budget supermarket is bringing back the popular calendar, Birmingham star Emma Willis posts rare picture of her son to help 'break down gender stereotypes', The Brum star posted the picture on Instagram, The story of the man who lives in the arch of a noisy dual carriageway, A 53-year-old man living like a hermit in a railway arch says he wants for nothing - and people should think twice about their reaction to the homeless, 'Grinning' killer who stabbed lover in the chest had told cops: 'One of us will end up dead', Cordelia Farrell, from Bartley Green, was convicted of manslaughter after stabbing dad-of-three Wayne Coventry, Keelan Wilson, 15, 'stabbed 40 times in well-planned execution in back of taxi', Wolverhampton Crown Court heard four 19-year-old men - Brian Sasa, Tyrique King, Zenay Pennant-Phillips and Nehemie Tampwo - planned to "execute" the teen, 'Rightly so' - Dean Smith lifts lid on Aston Villa's interest in Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips, Aston Villa v Leeds United - The head coach wanted the defensive midfielder last summer with Villa moving to sign Douglas Luiz and Marvelous Nakamba instead, Aston Villa fans have '£35m' transfer theory as star continues scoring run, Aston Villa fans have been discussing a potential move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney after he scored his sixth and seventh goals for his side in the match against Sheffield Wednesday tonight, Aston Villa evening headlines as Chelsea transfer demand sent and Leeds United decision made, The latest transfer news and views from Villa Park as Dean Smith's men prepare for a Premier League test against newly-promoted Leeds United at Villa Park on Friday night, Solihull gastropub The Farm slams 'no-shows' after 162 bookings fail to turn up in a week, Bosses at the Farmhouse Way pub say the venue 'won't survive if this continues', Andy Street confirms West Midlands city will enter tier 2 lockdown - but government has 'no extra financial support available', Mr Street wrote on Twitter: "Currently, there's no extra financial support available for our hospitality sector in Tier Two which cannot possibly be right.
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A METEOR shower will be visible in the UK this week - and should last for 10 days. What time is the Lyrid meteor shower peak and how to see it, The latest on shopping, restaurant news and more. The Lyrid meteor shower is a result of debris left in the wake of Comet Thatcher, and occurs annually around mid to late April. The Lyrid meteor shower takes place annually between 16-25 April as the Earth in orbit passes through the dust trail left behind (hundreds of years ago) by comet C/186 G1 (Thatcher). The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible from parts of the UK between 16th and 26th April, and the spectacular event could see hundreds of meteors stream across the sky with long, glowing tails.. Look up and keep an eye on the whole sky! Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Here's when the 2020 Lyrid meteor shower is visible from the UK, and how to watch it. The next celestial events to look forward to include the Eta Aquariids, peaking between May 5 and 6, and the fourth and final super moon of the year on May 7. Our. The best time to look out for the Lyrids is after midnight, in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the Royal Observatory. The Lyrids can be seen in both the northern and southern hemispheres, with up to 18 meteors an hour visible at the peak of the shower. ... To view the Lyrids from the UK, head outside anytime after midnight on the night of the 21-22 April. The Lyrid meteor shower is set to be visible above the UK all this week - but will peak tonight (Tuesday, April 21). April 22/23: Lyrid Meteor Shower 22 Apr.